Many people enjoy curling up in a cozy space to read a new novel, learn about current events from a newspaper or expand their knowledge on a favorite hobby or pastime through a magazine. A place free from distractions and tucked away from the general hubbub of home life can make reading even more enjoyable. Turn your closet into a comfortable reading nook to steal away some quiet time for yourself. Stock your nook with your favorite reading materials and a plush chair or two to give yourself a mini-oasis within your home.
Make space in your closet. Remove all items from the closet, include clothing and shoes. Remove hangers and make more space by taking out superfluous shelving. If desired, leave a few shelves to store books on.
Remove the door. With a screwdriver and a hammer, tap underneath the pin that holds the door together to remove it. Remove the hinges with a flat or Phillips head screwdriver.
Hang curtains. Install a simple rod in the door frame to your reading nook. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to properly install the rod. Hang decorative curtains from the rod; use tie-backs keep the space open and inviting or close it off by letting out the ties.
Purchase and install a comfortable chair in the closet. Select a chair that provides adequate back support and agreeable seating. If you have the space, find a small love seat and combine it with a small chair to open your reading nook up to guests.
Add more furniture. A small table in your reading nook provides a place for you to set a hot beverage, a notebook or pens on. Choose a table with a drawer to stow away your items in when not in use.
Install a wall or table lamp in your reading nook. Ensure that the lamp provides enough lighting for you to easily see your reading material.
Finish your reading nook with accents. Line the shelves with books, magazines and other reading materials. Place a small rug inside your nook and add a throw blanket or decorative pillows to the seating to enhance its comfort.